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comrade's face. introducing women into that environment can be really traumatic and humiliating. >> jon: i'm going to jump in here. first of all, i know a lot of german businessmen who would pay good money for that. secondly, you're in a war zone. you're in a war zone and your big worry is dying of embarrassment? and by the way, i think i figured something out here. if men are going to be poohing inches from their female comrade's face, i believe that solves your eros problem. eros is irrational but it's not [bleep] crazy. all right. our own samantha bee explores this more in depth with this report >> reporter: last week defense secretary leon panetta made military history when he lifted the ban on women serving in combat. immediately, objections were raised. >> there is a difference in the physicality of women and men >> it's a terrible idea. you're going to have the sex assault problem >> people are going to die reporter: author and military expert kingsley brown >> women in combat positions are a threat to military cohesion. it's not clear that men can actually bond with women the way t
the discussion about climate and environment. that was done in gm and it's a great vehicle. >> jon: right, right. so you are happy with the arrangement? >> yeah, they let us do it. >> jon: when you went in there, how difficult for you? you had not run a car company previously? [laughter] >> never. >> jon: you are the most genial guy that has run these companies. there's a bunch of guys there 20 years, 30 years, they've been working hard. you walk in and you've run a company but it's at&t. are they mad at you? are they mean to you? how do you get their trust, respect and enthusiasm? >> i asked what went wrong at gm. one of the answers was we didn't do anything wrong, the economy got us. it was interesting i said it didn't get a lot of other car companies, you know so why did it pick on us. >> jon: where did the meeting go from there? >> sort of downhill from there. [ laughter ] >> jon: right. what was your due diligence center field how long did you spend there gaining the information you needed to start making decisions to reorganize the company? >> i was appointed chairman in august, not c.e.o.
's go along or get along. it turns into a weird almost brazil like environment where you are basically -- you can't give homeowners money for their mortgage programs because that would create moral hazard while you are handing trillions to banks because they are too big to go after. this is the one of core ideological things we ran into. when it came to the banks anything and everything was on the table. saving the banks of priority one, two and three. tarp was supposed to help homeowners. it was supposed spo help almost 4 million people stay their homes. the justifications for not doing the right thing, not reducing principle, not fulfilling the promise. we can't help an undeserving homeowner. that would be terrible. the financial institutions that rode this country into the ditch, the unemployment -- that's not what get themes money. let's make sure they are able to pay their billions in bonuses because that might upset the system. it was an incredible double standard. >> jon: it's a bizarre way of treating -- the people created the crisis have to be coddled because you never know wh
in a barren environment is still a very difficult place to grow tools. radical. it's on the book shelves now. we'll have a little bit more with michelle
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